Minister launches award winning program

VC-Prof-John-Dewar-stdThe Tertiary Enabling Program (TEP) has been running at La Trobe’s Albury-Wodonga campus since 1990 and will extend to the Bendigo campus in collaboration with Bendigo TAFE. Funding from the State Government will provide additional support in the program for indigenous and refugee students.

Professor Dewar said the TEP has had a profound impact on the lives of graduates from the course in Albury-Wodonga.

‘Access to this program has been life-changing for graduates and we hope that the additional State Government funding will encourage more indigenous and refugee students to take the course in Bendigo,’ said Professor Dewar.

‘Attaining education and increasing stills will give graduates greater income potential and the satisfaction of increasing their skills. A course such as this also brings social, cultural and economic benefits to regional communities,’ added Professor Dewar.

The 18-week TEP is available from semester two 2012 and is expected to attract 30 students from each of La Trobe University’s regional locations – up to 120 this year.

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